The blunt fact: The Wall was constructed at a time when the Clinton Administration was bartering influence and strategic decisions for campaign donations. Any analysis of The Wall (which we must not forget was a Jamie Gorelick production-- and Gorelick sat on the committee which commissioned this report) absolutely must be viewed against this backdrop. It had the effect of blinding law enforcement to this monumentally shortsighted political activity... and not incidentally to the preparations towards 9/11. To view this as beneath notice when so much other policy of the Administration had a similar blinding effect (for example, the firing of all but one US Attorney-- the exception being none other than Michael Chertoff) is beyond inept; it is misdirection of the highest order. Let's put it this way: how much credence should one assign an analysis of The Gorelick Wall which omits any mention of Sandy Berger? I looked. He's not mentioned at all, and he was imminently the freakin' National Security Advisor!
I'm outraged, not least that this report was finally declassified this month to zero attention by the press and pundits. Scandalous!!
Read the paragraph on Page 18 of the linked report. It says:
“In August 1999, in response to the OIG findings, Deputy Attorney General ERIC HOLDER established a working group to address intelligence sharing problems between agents and prosecutors. (62) No reforms were ever developed as a result of this group.”
Ft. 62. “”Creating Specific Working Groups, and Establishing Timetables, TO RESOLVE OUTSTANDING ISSUES RELATED TO INTELLIGENCE MATTERS.”
AND ‘NO REFORMS WERE EVER DEVELOPED AS A RESULT OF THIS GROUP.’
In, other words, Holder and his “working group” were failues. And now he is Attorney General of the U.S.
In the Obama kingdom, failures rise to the top thru the divine intervention of The One (The “O”). This is the same as “sh*t floats to the time if given enough time.”
And America is in danger because of it.
That's the most important reason for clouding the issue, so Gorelick and the Democrats never have to pay the bill for the dinner they ate. Their most important lesson from 9/11 is that those responsible for hindering US intelligence efforts never have to be held accountable for any action if they are a Democrat. Stopping future terrorist actions are of no importance to the Dems compared to that. Dems also need to be free to appear that they don't have their head up their rectums in future actions that make us all less safe and fail in the end.
Pure political BS.
“...has been a pet hobby-horse of mine for years. I’ve been paying attention and taking notes. And I’m here to tell you: Bullshit.”
3. DOUBLE DITTO!!!
"The Wall" is massively treasonous on it's face and utterly indefensible. It could only have one possible result - the massive disruption of intelligence specifically about, and during, direct threats to the country. Of all the Clinton atrocities, including even Chinagate, this is the one is where they finally stood up and rang the bell in broad daylight.